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Kemira boosts production capacity in China

Kemira increases its production capacity of calcium propionate used for feed and food industries by establishing a production site in China. The site's production capacity will be 15,000 mt, and it will be ready by year end 2008 at Kemira's site in Yixing, East China. The investment includes also production capacity for feed additives mixtures.

"The Yixing facility is a practical example of our increasing presence in the growing Asian markets supporting Kemira's strategy. The investment supports our goal to become the leading solutions provider for the feed and food industry, and enables us to serve our global customers better", says Petri Helsky, Business Unit Manager of ChemSolutions, part of Kemira's Pulp&Paper business.

Calcium propionate
Kemira produces calcium propionate in Tiel, the Netherlands. Calcium propionate is a salt used as a preservative in food and feed industries. Its global consumption is increasing steadily as the standard of living and population is growing, especially in Asia. Calcium propionate is used at an increasing pace for industrial feed preservation.

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